Pegwell Bay Country Park scoops Green Flag award

Pegwell Country Park has been awarded a Green Flag

Pegwell Bay Country Park is among the best in the UK – and that’s official.

It is one of seven Kent parks that have received a Green Flag award.

The others are Shorne Woods in Gravesend, Manor Park in West Malling, Lullingstone in Eynsford, Trosley in Vigo, Teston Bridge in Teston and Brockhill in Hythe.

Photo Brian Whitehead

The international award, now in its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.

Helen Page, operations manager for the Kent Country Parks said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive seven Green Flag Awards for Kent Country Parks from Keep Britain Tidy.”

This year the announcement of the Green Flag winners tied in with Love Parks Week.

What is it?

The Green Flag Awards Scheme is run by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, under licence from the Department of Communities and Local Government, in partnership with Keep Scotland Beautiful, Keep Wales Tidy and Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful, the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens and the National Housing Federation.

Keep Britain Tidy is a leading environmental charity. It inspires people to be litter-free, to waste less and to live more.

Any green space that is accessible to the public is eligible to enter for a Green Flag Award.  Awards are given on an annual basis and winners must apply each year to renew their Green Flag status.  A Green Flag Community Award recognises quality sites managed by voluntary and community groups. Green Heritage Site accreditation is judged on the treatment of the site’s historic features and the standard of conservation.